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Nov 15 2017

Same Sex Marriage Result and Reason Indications

The Same Sex Marriage Result was a Yes and the reasons?

The National Result was:

  • YES: 7,817,247 (61.6%) – The highest YES vote was in Sydney and Melbourne, each with 83.7% voting YES
  • NO: 4,873,987 (38.4%) – The highest NO vote was in Blaxland with 73.9% voting NO.

Looking at the top 5 YES and NO electorates we see an average of these demographics at 2011.

  • No Voters: Average of 44.8% speak English only and 61.7% are married. 11.7% have no religion and 14.6% are Islam/Muslim.
  • Yes Voters: Average of 80.2% speak English only and 40.9% are married. 36.4% have no religion and 1.9% are Islam/Muslim.

Highest No Vote Electorates

73.90% Blaxland: 30.0% of people living in Blaxland speak English only. The religious makeup of Blaxland is 26.7% Catholic, 22.7% Islam. 50.8% of people are married.
69.60% Watson: 27.2% of people living in Watson speak English only. The religious makeup of Watson is 26.7% Catholic, 20.3% Islam. 52.7% of people are married
64.90% McMahon: 45.4% of people living in McMahon speak English only. The religious makeup of McMahon is 43.8% Catholic, 10.0% Anglican. 52.7% of people are married.
63.70% Fowler: 27.7% of people living in Fowler speak English only. The religious makeup of Fowler is 28.4% Catholic, 24.7% Buddhism. 48.8% of people are married.
63.70% Werriwa: 54.4% of people living in Werriwa speak English only. The religious makeup of Werriwa is 31.5% Catholic, 14.6% Anglican, 9.8% Islam. 51.5% of people are married.
61.60% Parramatta: 39.3% of people living in Parramatta speak English only. The religious makeup of Parramatta is 25.9% Catholic, 11.2% Hinduism. 52.1% of people are married.

Highest Yes Vote Electorates

83.70% Sydney: 59.6% of people living in Sydney speak English only. The religious makeup of Sydney is 34.1% No religion, 19.8% Catholic. 29.0% of people are married.
83.70% Melbourne: 59.3% of people living in Melbourne speak English only. The religious makeup of Melbourne is 36.0% No religion, 19.8% Catholic. 28.4% of people are married.
82.00% Melbourne Ports: 69.6% of people living in Melbourne Ports speak English only. The religious makeup of Melbourne Ports is 29.6% No religion, 18.6% Catholic. 35.6% of people are married
80.80% Wentworth: 72.9% of people living in Wentworth speak English only. The religious makeup of Wentworth is 25.2% No religion, 21.6% Catholic. 36.3% of people are married.
79.90% Grayndler: 60.0% of people living in Grayndler speak English only. The religious makeup of Grayndler is 30.0% No religion, 27.2% Catholic. 39.6% of people are married.
79.50% Brisbane: 79.7% of people living in Brisbane speak English only. The religious makeup of Brisbane is 28.9% Catholic, 27.3% No religion. 35.8% of people are married.

Statistics from the 2011 Census

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